Star Trek's Jeffries Tube namesake dies

Because of unfortunate timing (dying within 24 hours of Bob Hope, who will be sorely missed), Matt Jeffries, a set designer and art designer for Star Trek, is likely to have passed without most people noticing.

An obituary in Inside Ventura County gives a little insight into the man's work and life.

Unlike the short obits in the NY Times and other papers, this one spends a bit more time on the man as something other than the creator of the famed star ship Enterprise for the original series.

Those who remember the series will remember occasional references to "Jeffries Tubes," named after the designer, which were a popular plot device when the crew needed to get around without being seen.